Tree Ring Display - Burney Falls S.P.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 41° 00.713 W 121° 39.052
10T E 613445 N 4540952
Quick Description: Tree ring display at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2013 8:06:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMJB9X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
This tree ring display is located just off the entrance road a short distance from the entrance station along the loop trail around Burney Falls.

Text of display.

Trees Tell Tales
Many people consider large trees one of the most spectacular living things on Earth. Scientists appreciate them for another reason, tress record history in their rings.
Each year a tree adds a new layer of growth. This new growth is called a ring. The width of each ring depends on how much the tree grows during the year. Good growing conditions result in a wide ring. When conditions are bad, such as during a drought, the tree creates a narrow ring. Scientists called dendrochronolgists can learn many things from these rings. They can determine the tree’s age and what climate conditions were like during the tree’s lifetime.
This tree round comes from a tree that was cut down in 1981. It was over 400 years old. How many rings can you count?
Events marked on the tree round.
1981 - Tree cut down. The Ilmawi and other Native Americans live in this area and consider Burney Falls a sacred site.
1934 - Civilian Conservation Corps builds trails, campsite and other facilities at this park.
1926 - McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park established.
1922 - The McArthur family donates Burney Falls and surrounding lands to the State.
1914 - Mt. Lassen erupts.
1906 - San Francisco earthquake.
1861 - American Civil War begins; Abraham Lincoln is president.
1850 - California becomes a state.
1786 - Mt. Shasta erupts.
1776 - Declaration of Independence signed.
1653 - Tree sprouts. The Ilmawi and other Native Americans live in this area and consider Burney Falls a sacred site.
Location Name and/or Address:
Located along the falls loop trail near the park entrance station.

Website: [Web Link]

Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

Entry Fee or Requirements: Yes

Availablility: Available at all times, during daylight hours

Tree Species: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visit the location and take a photo of the Tree Growth Rings. If you have more information about the tree or circumstance, please share it in your visit log.
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